Chief Sustainability Officer
Katherine Neebe, chief sustainability officer for Duke Energy and president of the Duke Energy Foundation, leads Duke Energy’s stakeholder engagement efforts to develop solutions to meet customer needs for continued reliable and affordable energy – while simultaneously working to achieve the company’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Katherine joined Duke Energy in 2020 from Walmart, where she led environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy and oversaw stakeholder engagement on behalf of Walmart’s sustainability team. Previously, she worked for the World Wildlife Fund where she managed one of the world’s largest corporate-NGO partnerships, a $97 million sustainability-driven initiative focused on water, agriculture and climate that was active in over 45 countries.
Katherine is a First Movers fellow through the Aspen Institute, received her MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Colorado College.